There is nothing better than catching a fish on a rod that you built with your own two hands. We have traveled the globe, talked to hundreds of fishermen, and we hereby submit to you the definitive top 4 reasons to build your own fishing rod. Ready to build?
1. Awesome Rod Colors — Not 50 Shades of Boring
Tired of trying to decide which shade of gray, black, or a slightly darker shade of black you should get for your next fishing rod? If you build your own rod, you can choose from an almost unlimited list of colors. From solid pastels to vibrant metallic colors, start fishing a rod that will make your buddies jealous.
2. Space Age Components — Houston We Have Amazing
We probably all grew up with at least one rod that had a full cork grip with a barrel reel seat and cone of flight guide sets, but does that represent your fishing style today? As our fishing skills and techniques advance, so do our preferences and needs in performance. Do not settle for the limitations found in retail rods, build your own and break the mold. Wouldn't this handle be amazing?
3. It's Fun — As A Hobby or Necessity
Some people choose to build their own fishing rod because it is a fun and relaxing hobby. Others build their own rods to obtain the performance they need for a specific fishing application. For most, it is balance between the two.
4. Totally Affordable — Great Gift For Any Fisherman
Have you heard that custom rods are too expensive to build? Nope. The products and manufacturing processes have come a long way, and companies like Mud Hole Custom Tackle have beginner Turnkey Rod Building Kits starting at $155 — and it includes the fishing rod and components, as well as all the tools, equipment and supplies you will need to build your own fishing rod.
If you love fishing, and you like to tinker with your tackle and equipment, you will probably find custom rod building a natural extension of what you already like to do.
Remember, there is nothing better than catching a fish on a rod that you built with your own two hands.
So, give it a try and build a custom fishing rod!